Mystic – Robert R. Perkinson
I was fortunate to receive this novel as an Advance Reader Copy, in exchange for an objective review.
Trevor Howard is the Teton County, Wyoming sheriff, and he is investigating the recent death of 5-year-old Ronnie, along with four major arson events in and around the town of Jackson. He knows something is not right in his county, but there are few leads to go on, and no forensic evidence. Abe Anderson is the area’s pediatrician. Married to Nancy, and the father of some children, Abe has a secret fascination with a local actress and an unhealthy habit. Father’s Paul and Warren are the priests that preside over the local Catholic church, one of whom falls under scrutiny when an anonymous letter arrives, accusing one of them of misconduct with a child. And Holly Webb is an undercover police officer, brought in by Trevor to quietly investigate and infiltrate the county’s drug runners, until she finds herself in over her head.
Several different story lines are in effect and play into one another as Trevor investigates and attempts to identify the evil that has invaded Teton County. This book is loaded with fast paced action, colorful characters, and the beautifully descriptive scenery of the Teton Mountains. As Trevor continues searching for answers, a psychopathic personality disintegrates, a drug habit spirals out of control, and a young cop swears vengeance. But first all must survive the search for Mystics.
This book wasn’t quite what I expected, but it was a great read! However, there were a LOT of grammatical errors and misspellings – while they don’t at all detract from the story, I found myself quite surprised at the volume of errors.
All in all, still a great, suspenseful read!